When a Champions League game becomes a minor issue – Transgaming
by: Adam Smith
13th December 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo was the main attraction during Juventus Torin's guest performance at Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night. Several times the speedsters found their way onto the grass to be very close to their idol. The game became a minor issue.
Who is the best footballer of all time? Especially with the younger fans, the ghosts are different on this question. Some swear by Lionel Messi, others by Cristiano Ronaldo. But no matter who is actually better, both exceptional kickers are worshiped by followers around the world as gods.
An example of this extreme honor was given by the Champions League match between Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus (0: 2) on Wednesday night. Exactly 29,412 spectators found their way into BayArena at temperatures just above freezing, and it seemed like a significant portion of them were just going to see Ronaldo live.
"If Cristiano comes around, it's also unique to the people – who knows how many times you can still experience it here?" "We players have focused fully on the game," he added quickly.
Leverkusen has Ronaldo under control, "but then he stands there"
That these words were more than just empty sentences showed Werkself in the first place as they dominated Juventus and also completely removed Ronaldo from the game. No outfield player had the ball less than the star tip before the break. A little in motion, he was arguing with his opponents again and again during this phase. Actually, Leverkusen had both the CR7 and the game under control – in fact.
"But then he is there," said Dragovic the stage, which happened in the 75th minute of the match. After Miralem Pjanic left Paulo Dybala on the wing, the Argentine crossed the ball to the far post, where Ronaldo could easily slip into the lead. A striking "Siiiiii" was heard a few moments later through the stadium and the scorer could celebrate. "You actually have him under 90 minutes under control," annoyed the Bayer defender. "But it's pure class."
With this opening goal it was finally clear that the Leverkusen team had no chance to reach the second round, because Atletico Madrid also led 2-0 in the parallel game against Lokomotiv Moscow. There is another reason why the sporting element of BayArena during the last quarter became a minor issue.
Cristiano Ronaldo almost torn to the ground by Flitzer
As the game progressed, fans ran to the pitch to be closer to Ronaldo than anyone else. About five minutes before the final whistle, a first full sprint crashed against the CR7 to squeeze its big hero. However, during the laughter of nearly 30,000, the Portuguese escaped at the last minute and jumped to the side.
After two other supporters tried to cross the grass to the 33-year-old, Ronaldo passed the good mood right after the final whistle. While talking to teammates, the next speedster tore his shoulder and wanted to get a selfie.
So gross, however, that the scorer almost went down. Angered, he snapped at the troublemaker, who was later removed from a folder in the interior. "It wasn't going to happen," Sports Director Rudi Völler acknowledged the action, adding with a laugh: "But at least they were wearing something."